Young Writers Online is an online community dedicated to supporting young writers. If you are a young person considering a literary career, this site is a great place to immerse yourself in feedback, information, and the ins and outs of wordsmithing.
The site has now announced their first annual Young Writers Award, which will be judged by yours truly. The award is open to poets, short fiction writers, and novelists--the only requirements are that the writer must be under age 21 and be an active member of Young Writers Online. The prize is $250.
For complete information on submitting for the award, please see their website. The deadline to submit is Sept. 1st, 2010.